Loads of people compare the USA with the Roman Empire. Do you think that the both forces are similar?
The United States of America is a modern prototype of the Roman Empire. In fact, Americans and Europeans are descendants of Romans. In the USA, the political and government systems are identical to the Roman. Also, the USA and Russia are the two modern empires. They influence nations and countries, they subdue those opposing to their policies, they have military bases in different countries of the world.
In fact, the USA is much more powerful and influential than the Roman Empire was both militarily and culturally.